LIVE on IPR: Brubaker returns to IA to play in Ames & Des Moines

Sep 28, 2015

Pianist Bruce Brubaker, born and raised in Des Moines, is  one of today's most admired pianists - and a renowned collaborator with such major composers as John Cage, Philip Glass, and Meredith Monk. Bruce is in Iowa this week to work with some other major Iowan musicians in a SummerMusic concert centered on Terry Riley. It will be offered first in Ames (Monday night at 7:30 at Tye Recital Hall), and then Des Moines (at the Des Moines Social Club Tuesday night at 7:30). He'll join Barney live in the 1PM hour to talk about his career and ideas on music (which you can read more about at his fascinating blog, pianomorphosis!). Bruce is the head of the Piano Department at the New England Conservatory of Music. He's been Musical America's Young Artist of the Year and has played Mozart with the LA Philharmonic - and you definitely want to hear his latest CD, reviewed by NPR here.

Des Moines native Bruce Brubaker is now the head of the piano department at New England Conservatory of Music - and a renowned collaborator/ interpreter of today's foremost composers.